Question 1<br />Wikipedia defines this as:“It is the discipline, art, skill and profession of acquiring and applying scientific, mathematical, economic, social, and practical knowledge, in order to design and build structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes that safely realize improvements to the lives of people.”<br />What?!<br />
Question 2<br />Traveller's diarrhoea is the most common illness affecting travelers.<br />It is called by several interesting names like "Montezuma's Revenge“ in Mexico, "Kurtz Hurtz" in Uzbekistan, "Karachi crouch" in Pakistan, "Suryavarman's Revenge" in Cambodia, “Kabulitis" in Afghanistan.<br />What is it called in India?<br />
Question 4<br />In 2006, the World Bank Institute concluded that the village of Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra was transformed from a highly degraded village ecosystem in a semi-arid region of extreme poverty to one of the richest in the country.<br />In 1992, who received a Padma Bhushan for his efforts in making it a model village for the rest of India?<br />
Question 6<br /><ul><li>The Norwegian Nobel Committee confirmed that X was nominated for the Prize in 1937–39, 1947 and a few days before he was assassinated.
GeirLundestad, Secretary of the Committee in 2006 said, "The greatest omission in our 106 year history is undoubtedly that X never received the Nobel Peace prize. X could do without the Nobel Peace prize, Whether Nobel committee can do without X is the question.”
Who did Nobel committee omit?!</li></li></ul><li>Mahatma Gandhi.<br />
Question 7<br />Truthfulness is his motto. God and his seven gurus have blessed him with 'super' powers; he can merge the whole universe into one galaxy! He can separate his body into 5 different bodies of fire, wind, water, earth and sky. He can convert his body into light and flies faster than the speed of light. He can shoot laser beams with his fingers and toes. He is an expert at Judo, Karate, and other Martial Arts. He possesses the power of telepathy, teleportation.<br />His only weakness is a crystal possessed by Tamraj Kilvish. This makes him powerless because it is filled with the evil of the world and is the source of the black powers.<br />Who is this one of a kind person?<br />
Question 10<br /><ul><li>DeveragundaVenkatappa ______ ______was born in 1953 to VenkappaGowda and Kamala of Mandekolu Village in SulliaTaluk. He graduated in Science from the St. Philomena College, Puttur and then law at UdupiVaikuntaBaliga College of Law. He was a public prosecutor for a brief period in Sirsi in Uttara Kannada district but resigned his job to concentrate on his political career
Yaaru?</li></li></ul><li>D V Sadanada Gowda<br />
Question 11<br />Chacha Chaudry and Sabu are a double act. This is similar to X and Y where X is a little guy and Y is big and incredibly strong, but slightly slow on the uptake. There is some degree of similarity between Chacha and X, wherein both do not have any extraordinary physical power and use their wits to get around situations. <br />Identify X & Y.<br />
Question 13<br />This was a joke on an event that happened a few weeks back:<br />It is said that even Julius Caesar was a fan of X and Brutus a fan of Y. Cause before Caesar’s death he said – ‘Et , Tu’ Brute.<br />What is X and Y?<br />
Her hair is streaked blonde. The chunky bangle on her arm perfectly matches the large purple bag and her top. The make-up is subtle and she looks a million bucks. The new avatar, she says, is thanks to the ankle injury she sustained last December.<br />TOI’s article about whom?<br />Question 14<br />
Started in 1886. It was renamed to its present name in 1935. Fidelity, bravery and integrity is supposed to be their motto. Its headquarters was named J Edgar Hoover Building in 1972.<br />Which organization?!<br />Question 16<br />
FBI<br />Its motto is a backronym of FBI, "Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity".<br />
Question 17<br />In the hands of the New York's celebrated chef, Mumbai-born Floyd Cardoz, X shot into international culinary limelight in August 2011. Asked to prepare an item based on food memories in the final of Top Chef Masters, Cardoz prepared X to beat others and win the top prize of $1 million.<br />X?<br />
Question 18<br /><ul><li>Chancellor of the King of Egypt, Doctor, Administrator of the Great Palace, High Priest of Heliopolis, Builder, Chief Carpenter, Chief Sculptor, and Maker of Vases in Chief.
He has lent his name to the antagonist of a very famous movie.
Id the Movie.</li></li></ul><li>The mummy or Imhotep<br />
Question 19<br />Section X of the Indian Penal Code has become a slang reference for a confidence trickster. Such criminals are called X in popular culture in India. The section deals with the cases of cheating and awards punishment of fine and/or jail up to 7 years.<br />X?<br />
What do they have in common?<br />Question 20<br />
They all promised to strip if their country went on to win the World Cup <br />
Question 21<br />This event is held annually on the last Wednesday of August. At around 10am festivities begin. The goal of the first event is to climb a greased pole with a ham on top. Once someone is able to drop the ham off the pole, the start signal for the main event is given.<br />Several trucks throw the equipment needed for the event in abundance at the venue. The equipment is brought in from a different place, where it is cheaper and is made specially for this event. Those taking part in the event are permitted to use goggles and gloves. <br />After exactly one hour, the second shot is fired, announcing the end. The whole venue is in a bad state with the mess created due to the event and fire trucks hose down the streets and participants use hoses that locals provide to remove the mess from their bodies. <br />What event?<br />
Question 22<br /><ul><li>Edward Michael ___Y__, born 7 June 1974 is an English adventurer, writer and television presenter. He was the youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest, doing so at age 23.
In July 2009, he was appointed the youngest ever Chief Scout at the age of 35. After leaving school, he considered joining the Indian Army and spent a few months hiking in the Himalayan mountains of Sikkim and West Bengal, Assam. In an episode of his show for which he is most famous featuring Hollywood actor Will Ferrell, he said his sister gave him the nickname “X" when he was just a week old.
Between 1945 and 2007 Nepalese banknotes were issued with the portraits of four different kings. Starting in October 2007 the king’s portrait was replaced by X on all notes which have been issued since?<br />Question 24<br />
Question 25<br />This logo was originally the symbol of Count Francesco Baracca, a legend of the Italian air force during World War I, who painted it on the side of his planes. Baracca had wanted the same logo to be printed on his planes because his squad, the "Battaglione Aviatori", was enrolled in a Cavalry and also because he himself was reputed to be the best cavaliere of his team.<br />Which company uses his logo now?<br />
This technique was invented by David Bradley, an IBM engineer. Describing his achievement, he once said "I may have invented it, but Bill Gates made it famous. I win whenever he loses”. What?<br />Question 27<br />
Question 28<br />Gouribidanur ________ is a prominent Kannada film and TV serial director, actor and writer. He has become a cultural icon in Karnataka.<br />He has acted in most of his serials and he likes to play the character of a lawyer who comes to the rescue of the oppressed. The court scenes are elaborate and go on for weeks together and yet the audience ask for more.<br />He developed a concept of Samvada, an organised meeting with the audience of his serialsthroughout the length and breadth of Karnataka.<br />Who am I talking about?<br />